Vietnamese Containers Exploding in Global Ports

Seaports around the world are being alerted about dangerous refrigerated containers from Vietnam, three of which have exploded, causing two deaths of longshoremen — some of whom are now refusing to move containers processed in Vietnam.

Apparently the containers were contaminated with bad coolant that can explode when exposed to air.  The containers were processed at the Port of Cat Lai on the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City.

The U.S. Coast Guard is working with the shipping industry to identify bad containers, three of which exploded so far, focusing unwanted attention on Vietnam’s growing role in global trade.

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